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Fraser: my messages to employers

Fraser is the latest young person to join our peer panel. 

The peer panel is a group of 18-to-30-year-olds who represent and share young people’s views and expectations with employers to help them become attractive to future generations.

Fraser is championing autistic young people and wants employers to see the positives and adapt their recruitment processes to better support those with different conditions such as autism.

Fraser’s 3 messages to employers

Make the interview inclusive

  • Who is going to be there
  • What’s expected of me
  • What questions will be asked
  • What will the room look like

Accommodate timeout 

  • Be aware of sensory overload
  • Allow time for people to reduce their anxiety, reset and compose themselves

Consider the interview environment

  • Make sure the walls are plain with little to no clutter
  • Provide comfortable seating
  • Ensure the lights are not too bright or flickering
  • Ensure background noise is minimised

By young people, for young people

Since launching, we have listened to young people and shared valuable insights on their views with businesses.

More recently young people have designed, built and delivered assessments for businesses and contributed to our training events.

Now the peer panel will help us make our future vision a reality which is to have Access Generation run by young people, for young people.

The peer panel members represent the voice of young people, help us to validate our research findings and promote a campaign to change the recruitment processes.

For employers

Access Generation exists to help employers to understand how to attract the next generation with research, resources and support provided by young people.